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Black & Gold Caftan

Added Jun 18, 2010

by tatuswelle

City, United States

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Description

I made this to wear for a friend’s traditional (Nigerian) marriage ceremony. Comfort was the main goal as you can see : ). I cut based on a fitted caftan I had made in Nigeria a while ago and just made this one more flow-yyy and the skirt part much wider. I did the embroidery using the stiches on my regular Brother Sewing machine. It turned out great and it was sooo comfy it felt like I had nothing on.

The scarf is part of the traditional outfit; all the bride’s friends wear the same scarf and typically would wear it with African Wax Print outfits; but I wanted something a lil different, hence my caftan. C&C welcome. : )

Material Notes

1)Eyelet (?) lace from Jo-Ann’s – We use a similar lace that is much richer for some of our traditional outfits – I am not sure what that type is called but we refer to it as ‘dry lace’.

2)Gold Embroidery thread

Difficulty

Novice

Categories

For
Women
Garment Type
Dress
Style
Ethnic
Material
Cotton

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    Feb 10, 2011, 02.43 AMby tcook

    This looks so simple and chic. Can you tell us what pattern you used?

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    Jun 20, 2010, 03.33 PMby fairyprincess

    This is just the coolest. I adore everything about it.. and you look stunning!

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    Jun 19, 2010, 04.42 PMby Ami Taf

    Love the embroidery details, and the simplicity of the outfit, :)

    I own a brother too, and now I’m starting to feel I’ve under-utilized my machine, hehe…

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    Jun 19, 2010, 03.47 PMby Ami Taf

    Love the embroidery details, and the simplicity of the outfit, :)

    I own a brother too, and now I’m starting to feel I’ve under-utilized my machine, hehe…

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    Jun 19, 2010, 02.16 AMby tatuswelle

    Thanks everyone for the comments : ). Am blushing…..

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    Jun 18, 2010, 08.50 PMby kihli

    It looks great! I never thought before that a caftan could look so totally elegant! And I like the scarf on the head, too.

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    Jun 18, 2010, 07.04 PMby smallone

    oh this is so lovely…so simple yet elegant. I LOVE how you’ve used standard machine embroidery stitches…the placement and the gold on black makes them really something.

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    Jun 18, 2010, 06.57 PMby assets

    Wonderfull Dress Look like you haD GREAT TIME.

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    Jun 18, 2010, 05.24 PMby coffeegoddess

    That is a beautiful caftan. Nice job!

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    Jun 18, 2010, 03.07 PMby bugsymalone1102

    Looks great! And so comfy-looking, too. :)

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    Jun 18, 2010, 01.08 PMby auntibrig

    I love it! Very nice outfit and gorgeous model!

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    Jun 18, 2010, 11.32 AMby mbrizz

    Great job! You look gorgeous!

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    Jun 18, 2010, 11.28 AMby sohenry

    beautiful

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    Jun 18, 2010, 06.49 AMby lilibellech

    Wonderful! Fits you perfect!

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